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Polly Layton
· March 4, 2018
Used to be our favourite place to eat in Truro me and my girlfriends used to come for tapas all the time. We loved the huge choice but now that’s gone so we won’t be coming anymore ok if there are six... of you but no longer available for four and the choice is no where near as good!!! See More
Jacqueline Anne Henderson Trenoweth
· November 16, 2017
My 2 friends and I had a lovely lunch in here yesterday. A nice choice of menu The steak sandwiches were perfect and the staff were so friendly and very attentive, nothing was too much for them. We en...joyed the laid back atmosphere. We will definitely be going back very soon. Would thoroughly recommend this restaurant. � See More
Sonya Walker
· January 14, 2018
Amazing food but please get rid of your plastic straws and swap to paper, other than that, have eaten here many times and has always been lovely
Rebecca Scott
· March 24, 2018
Fantastic service and food! Really enjoyed the crab linguini. Thanks to all the staff for a lovely evening and amazing cocktails. Can't wait to return!
Mike Jacka
· October 21, 2017
This place is a proper hidden gem!
I could go on forever, everything about it is amazing but don’t just take my word for it!!
Chan M V McCrann
· November 20, 2017
Really nice environment � good vibe, great music, friendly staff and amazing drinks would definitely go there again. �
Tony Redondo
· December 3, 2017
Under new management. Great atmosphere, cocktails and food. Food allergies, no problem. Both front and back of the house work. Nothing to fault.
Rachel Jose
· October 1, 2017
Really disappointed with the service last night, took 20 minutes to have any order taken either drinks or food. Waitress said she forgot about us!!! Finally ordered food and drinks food came before dr...inks!!! No apologies nothing! Won't be coming again. See More
Rachael Laura Biscoe
· January 13, 2018
Love the new menu and as always cocktails were delicious!
Martin Lane
· July 30, 2017
The staff and food are fantastic here. Love this venue and will alway visit when in town . Had a chance to meet the new owner this time. I'm sure he will make this place even more of a success.
James Myland
· October 5, 2017
It is with a heavy heart i feel I must leave a review of today's dining experience.

Although we have eaten at The Old Grammar School on more than one occasion, this evening we recommended the restaur...ant to a friend of ours. My wife and I both love good food and eat out more often then perhaps we should.

We had spoken very highly of the restaurant to our friend who chefs for another local business, as any chef in Cornwall will know, time away from work is precious, and any experience that they can have eating out is usually a special one.

We had specifically spoken highly of a very simple dish that we had eaten a number of weeks before, when i say simple, i mean mac and cheese. I am sure everyone has had mac and cheese before, but to have one that you actually rave about and look forward to going back to a restaurant to have it again really must be something special.

The dish in question was a Salt Beef Mac and Cheese which we had had one lunchtime.

This evening we arrived, staff were courteous as ever, we gave our drinks orders then proceeded to look at the blackboard menus. My wife, who is heavily pregnant, due next week had been longing to have a big dish of this heavenly mac and cheese, she had tried the restaurant the weekend before but unfortunately the restaurant doesn't open on sundays, looked at the menus and noticed that it had changed, pretty substantially.

I asked the waitress if there would be any chance although the mac and cheese with salted beef wasn't on the menu, if the chef could possibly help us out. The waitress kindly asked the chef, but had said that they no longer have salted beef, he could add some pulled pork.

I thanked the waitress and we continued to look through the plentiful choices.

By this stage, my wife (heavily pregnant) was upset, disappointed having really looked forward to this dish.

Instead the 3 of us opted for a number of dishes off the tapas menu,

Baker Tom's Bread with oils, Dirty Loaded Fries, Salt and Pepper Squid, Pulled Pork Slider, Chicken & King Prawn, Lamb Kofta x 2. Spicy Falafel with Ricotta x 2, Mac N Cheese with Pesto x 2 and Mac N Cheese with Pulled pork.

We waited in anticipation as anyone would have expected to for this number of dishes to be created by the chef.

The dishes arrived at the table and we started tucking in.

To say we were disappointed with our meal is an understatement, the mac N cheese was tasteless and dry, covered in mozerella and dried Parmesan, the "spicy falafel" were like sand paper, they were so dry and were served with some sort of watered down raita, the salt and pepper squid was soft, floppy battered squid rings, with no flavour at all, served with a tartar sauce? the Baker Tom bread was far from the delicious bread that Baker Tom produces, instead we were given a soft floppy focaccia which when pressed was like dough in the middle. To be honest the best part of the meal was the dirty fries, which were still crisp despite being covered in melted cheese, pulled pork and chopped gerkins.

When asked how our meal was we felt we had to say something, although my wife and I rarely complain, we usually vote with our feet, on this occasion we were genuinely upset that we had recommended somewhere that served such awful food.

We mentioned all the points that we have raised here. and asked for the bill.

The waitress came across and simply said would you like to pay by card or cash. No offer of speaking to anyone, or any apology, or even a discount.

We aren't the type of people to say something to get a discount anyway, but we feel it would have been the right thing to do.

A terrible meal for 3 £65.00

Unfortunately, this isn't the sort of service we would expect from an old favourite in central truro.
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Lisa Arcari
· June 4, 2017
We love this place. Found it by accident originally but so glad we did. Always go for the bavette steak which is delicious. I don't eat bread so they kindly make me a salad and a couple of poached egg...s with it. So kind! My daughter loves this restaurant and she always chooses to come here for lunch. Love it! See More
Penny Tillyer
· July 21, 2017
Lovely ambience, service a little slow because the restaurant is so popular (a good sign!) Been there twice in ten days and love the delicious menu, especially their home made soups, very friendly att...entive staff, highly recommend it! See More
Adele Gallagher
· August 18, 2017
The best place for lunch in Truro �
Fallen upon because it started to rain - quirky with excellent food and wine �
Amber Morrison
· November 5, 2016
Love The old Grammer School always consistently good food and drinks. We been going since they opened their doors and love it so much so we have celebrated milestone birthdays there, had baby shower d...inners and even had their events team do the bar at our wedding. So pleased to have a bar like this in Cornwall. Service always great too they run a tight ship a great example of a thriving family business. See More
Kaan Buyukkaraca
· May 27, 2017
We had a great feed this evening. Three of us had tapas and cocktails. Everything we ate was great. I would reccommend the chicken thighs with chorizo and salsa. Super tasty. Lovely staff. There was p...lenty of rum in my Mojito. Thanks all. X See More
Michael Harris
· September 12, 2016
The food is nice, the service is awful.

I have been there 3 times first time was wonderful nice staff good food....

Second time no one bothered to give me a menu didn't get shown to our seat.

The 3rd time I thought I had Harry Potters cloak of invisibility I was ignored for 20min till I got so annoyed I walked out.
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Sharon Brown
· October 30, 2017
Great atmosphere and lovely courgette soup. Will definitely come back. Great service.
Emma Cullis
· August 3, 2016
Had my hen nite there on Saturday 30th july ..22 girls staff were amazing and friendly. The food (tapas)was just perfect and plenty of it and flavoured and all hot spot on .Thankyou again ..will be r...eturning 100% See More
Fiona Higman
· March 17, 2017
Sweet potato hash with fried egg � very tasty � and the blue cheese and steak sandwich the rest had was fabulous, excellent service and friendly Xx
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